Berwyn bank robber ‘Bully Bandit’ connected to other robberies


Photo Courtesy of the FBI

By Rene Howard-Paez

The same man who recently held up a PNC bank on Cermak, is believed to be connected to at least three other bank robberies, according to the FBI.

The robber has been named the Bully Bandit because of his aggressive demeanor in his encounters with bank employees and customers, according to an FBI press release.

According to the FBI, The same individual is believed to have hit a Chase Bank branch twice in the same week.

Every time, the robber has worn a black jacket with a black hoodie underneath. Witnesses also reported that he kept the string that tighen the hood in his mouth.

The Bully Bandit is described as a Hispanic male, in his late 20s, with black hair, brown eyes and a mustache.

The case is being investigated by the FBI in coordination with local authorities.

Anyone who might have information should call the Chicago office of the FBI at 312-421-6700

The FBI is offering a $10,000 award for anyone with information leading to an arrest.

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